Monthly Archives: August 2014

Music for the Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A 6th/7th September 2014

Having just introduced a new mass setting (Paul Mason’s excellent Mass of Glory and Praise) all other music, apart from the psalm response will have to be familiar for a while, so no new songs until everyone’s comfortable with the … Continue reading

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Song in a Week Challenge: Jeremiah

I’ve written a song for Jeremiah who in the reading for this week (20:7-9) is a little upset with God and the world and everything. There may be occasions when others would want to sing along, so if you are … Continue reading

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I Trust in You SAS 2/291

This song is based on Psalm 24:1-3 and the text is the ICEL translation of the Entrance Antiphon for the first week of Advent. The tune is by Greg Lee and Bobby Fisher. Since they didn’t write the text I’ll … Continue reading

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Emmanuel SAS 2/290

This is an Advent song from Steve Angrisano that is joyous and uplifting. The verses have a hint of the traditional song , “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” in the tune and of course they share the source material from the … Continue reading

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Cry Out With Joy SAS 2/289

Still in Spirit & Song Vol 2’s Advent songs, we find Joshua Blakesley’s setting of Isaiah 12. This is more singable than some of the other songs in here, with the syncopation within reasonable limits, but the third verse is … Continue reading

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The Church’s One Foundation

This song was sung at Chris’s parish recently and since I hadn’t heard of it I had a listen. Hymnary has all the details including links to the text, sheet music and arrangements (don’t you just love public domain). The … Continue reading

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Music for the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A 30th/31st August 2014

Entrance: All Are Welcome (Haugen) Psalm 63 (O’Brien) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] My soul is thirsting for you, my God. Gifts: Song of the Body of Christ (Haas) AOV 1/27 Communion: Unless a Grain of Wheat (Farrell) … Continue reading

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Mass of Glory and Praise by Paul Mason

Our parish will begin using this mass this week so I’ve made some rough recordings with a couple of the singers. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] [Audio clip: view full post to listen] [Audio clip: view full post … Continue reading

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Come To Us SAS 2/288

I am going through Spirit and Song Vol 2 making backings to get an idea of what the songs are like.  I’m up to Advent songs and this is a gentle song from Steve Angrisano. The text is at spiritandsong … Continue reading

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Come, O Lord SAS 2/287

This is Pedro Rubalcava‘s setting of the Entrance Antiphons of the four Sundays in Advent. He adds a fifth to seventh stanza with general Advent themes, so you could sing the whole song or pick the appropriate verse for the … Continue reading

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